Friday, May 9, 2014

Family - The Olson's

On that Saturday afternoon we choose to shoot it was extremely breezy (gusts up to 30 mph) but we decided we're doing this and stuck to our guns knowing we wanted to do some fun family pictures.

I've known Amanda and Andrew since before high school. I can remember their son, Sawyer, being born and I have watched their family grow ever since. With Amanda being a fellow photographer I walked into this session being majorly nervous hoping (and praying) that she would love my work enough to approve of it.

We started out with just Andrew and Amanda getting some fun pictures done before we got the kids and added them into the mix. The kids were awesome! Sawyer, Sydnee, and Owen were all perfect, they smiled on que, they hugged and giggled together and overall enjoyed spending time out on the farm together!

I was totally impressed with how well the kiddos got along. There was no fighting, not arguing and all three of them helped each other out to climb on the tractors and other fun farm jungle gym items. I think the highlight of the shoot for the kiddos was watching little brother Owen jump on big brother and sissy's backs. He was shrieking with laughter and his older siblings giggled under the weight of him. So picture perfect for them!

To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event Family - The Olson's. To see prices of other items you can order please click on my pricing tab located at the top of the blog.

This session I learned to always promise candy to get awesome smiles! Although the kids did great, I did get a few "super" smiles after I promised a sucker or two for them. Also, make sure to carry around an extra blankie or two for hanging out in the grassy areas on the farm. Sometimes the mud and muck can look yucky on someone's bottom in pictures!

Friday, May 2, 2014

-Giveaway Winners-

I'm so excited to finally announce the winners of my giveaway!

Last night I was getting the winners drawn and checking to make sure all entries that were won were real and I couldn't be more excited for those who won. Each and every lady deserved their prize, they've all been there to encourage me through my journey into the photography world and I'm so excited to work with them again on the prizes they've won.

So, I'm sure you're ready to find out who won right?!


Alright, so let me break it down and show you who won what...

Amanda Olson receive's the "first prize" of a FREE Session of Choice!

Jodi Morton receive's the "second prize" of a Half-Off Session of Choice!

Nicole Hoesche receive's the "third prize" of $30 in Print Credit off her next session!

Ladies I'm so happy for you and cannot wait to work with you. Please contact me so we can work the final details out about your prizes. Keep in mind here are the contest rules that were posted "Winner's must redeem their prizes before the end of July 2014. Winners cannot combine offers with other giveaways or specials. One winner per household. The winners of the free and half priced sessions will still need to pay for their cd's if they choose get print rights. The print products can only be redeemed on future sessions, ones that are already booked will not count towards these offers."

I truly believe in the power of giving back and paying it forward and I really hope to inspire others to do so as well. I hope you've tried to do the same. Another thing I ask is that the winners find their own personal way to give back to others around them. Nothing warms the heart more than seeing the gratitude you give to someone else.

And, to show you guys there was no cheating going on I'll go ahead and re-add the actual giveaway into the post that way it shows that some random minion inside my computer made the final decision on the winners ;)

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